Robert is a partner in the Private Wealth team at Druces. He has significant experience with UK and international tax planning, trust matters, probates, tax disclosures and disputes for banks, high net worth individuals, trustees, international companies, UK collection societies and partnerships.
Robert specialises in complex tax planning for international and domestic clients. He leads Druces’ International Wealth & Fiduciary team which specialises in securing low profile successful outcomes for high profile family offices and their interests. He also has expertise in dealing with copyright in relation to film and television directors and the UK representative body of those directors.
He has been involved in notable matters successfully assisting clients caught up in the HSBC data theft in Switzerland and advised fiduciaries drawn into litigation with a Middle Eastern state government following the Arab Spring. He also pioneered the successful use of various tax reliefs with claims for the remittance basis of taxation.
Robert acts for trustee companies around the world with an emphasis on trustees based in the jurisdictions of the BVI, Switzerland, Mauritius, Guernsey, Jersey and the Isle of Man.
In addition to being qualified in England and Wales, Robert was admitted as a solicitor of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court in 2005. He is also a member of STEP and the Association of Taxation Technicians.
He is featured in Spear’s 500 as a Recommended Tax Lawyer, Citywealth also praise him as a lawyer who “always looks for solutions, is a creative thinker, tenacious in his approach and great to deal with”.
- “Robert Macro, head of Private Client – technically extremely competent, out of the box thinker, can explain very difficult and complex issues in a clear and succinct way, sophisticated thinker and problem solver, very personable and approachable lawyer.”
- “Robert Macro has an exceptional mind when it comes to complex matters and finding practical solutions (where perhaps others just would cite the challenges). This is coupled with an understated manner that clients really value and appreciate”
- “We have worked with Rob Macro for a number of years and consider him as one of the most commercially minded advisers in the space.”
- “Having used some of the best lawyers in their fields, over many years, I have been singularly impressed with the highly professional and efficient way Rob has always managed my cases. Showing exemplary conduct and honesty with his clients, Rob is a rarity in today’s world!”